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A message from Dr. Linda Quinn,
Superintendent, Ferndale Schools

Welcome to the new school year!

Dear Parents and Friends of the Ferndale School District,

I look forward to working together with you this year to provide the best possible education to every one of our 4800 students.

Learning is always our top priority. However, we recognize that not all important learning can be graded or measured on a test. In Ferndale, our mission is to help each student develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits needed to become a self-reliant, socially responsible family member, worker, and citizen. That’s a big job and a very important one; and we know we can’t do it alone. This is the reason our mission statement talks about developing partnerships with families and the larger community. We definitely need you!

To help us realize our mission, the Ferndale School Board has established six Strategic Commitments.

To frame our specific annual improvement goals, the school district leadership team has identified three major focus areas based on the six commitments. We call these our Big Three.

They are:

  1. Continue to improve core instruction to ensure every child has a high quality educational experience every hour of every day.
  2. Improve communication, culture, and sense of community within our schools and between our schools and the larger community.
  3. Increase our high school graduation rate, all the while remembering that graduation is a process, not a single date in June of a student’s senior year.

Thank you for all of the ways you supported our students, our staff, and our schools last year during both good times and difficult ones. I am so grateful to be working in such a caring community where people recognize education as a top priority. Your involvement in our schools has made all the difference.

Thank you in advance for helping us make this a great school year in Ferndale!


Linda Quinn, Ed.D.

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